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ACUPUNCTURE & ELECTRO-THERAPEUTICS RESEARCH
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Volume 34, Numbers 3/4

Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Res., Int. J., Vol. 34, pp. 135-149, 2009
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Radio Electric Treatment Vs. Es-Citalopram In The Treatment of Panic Disorders Associated With Major Depression: An Open-Label, Naturalistic Study

Piero Mannu, M.D., Ph.D., F.I.C.A.E.
Psychiatrist, Responsible for Psychopharmacological Section of Neuro-Psycho-Physical Optimization Society, Florence, Italy

Salvatore Rinaldi, M.D., Ph.D., F.I.C.A.E.
Adjunct Professor at Medical School of Occupational Medicine, University of Florence, Italy; President, International Society of Neurosciences for Neuro-Psycho-Physical Optimization Society; President, Rinaldi Fontani Institute, Florence, Italy; Academic, World Academy of Bio-Technology, Paris

Vania Fontani, M.D., Ph.D., F.I.C.A.E.
President, Neuro-Psycho-Physical Optimization Society, Director of the Neuro-Psycho-Physical Optimization Dept. Rinaldi Fontani Institute, Florence, Italy; Academic, World Academy of Bio-Technology, Paris

Alessandro Castagna, M.D., Ph.D., F.I.C.A.E.
Tutor, Master Neuro-Psycho-Physical Optimization, Neuro-Psycho-Physical Optimization Dept. Rinaldi Fontani Institute, Florence, Italy; Academic, World Academy of Bio-Technology, Paris

Matteo Lotti Margotti, Sc.D. (E.E.), Ph.D., F.I.C.A.E.
Electronic Engineering Dept. Rinaldi Fontani Institute, Florence, Italy

Abstract: Simultaneous coexistence of anxiety with depressive disorders is probably one of the major current problems in Medicine. The pharmacological approach for Panic Disorder and Major Depression includes "high-powered" benzodiazepines for the rapid, but transitory relief of same symptoms and especially antidepressant compounds. Recently physical-instrumental approaches have been tested for the treatment of these complex diseases, like Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES), Trans-cranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), and Radio Electric Asymmetric Treatment (REAC). The REAC apparatus was designed to deliver an alternative current of several hundred picoamperes for a time span of 0.5 seconds by means of a small metallic probe directly connected to the properly fabricated electronic circuit in an AC/RF generator with frequency of 2.4, 5.8 or 10.5 GHz and power of 20 mW. Compared the efficacy of REAC and Es-Citalopram in the treatment of simultaneous coexistence of Panic Disorder with Major Depression in 9-weeks open label naturalistic study. After the 1st week, patients treated with REAC therapy showed a significant relief of depressing symptoms compared with Es-Citalopram. For Panic Disorder, REAC treatment had more effective results than the drug especially after the 3rd week of observation. The REAC treatment obtained better results during the entire study, and its high safety and tolerability profile has been confirmed.

Key Words: Panic Disorders; Major Depression; Radio Electric Treatment; Es-Citalopram; ElectroAuricular Therapy




Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Res., Int. J., Vol. 34, pp. 151-164, 2009
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Can Electroacupuncture Affect the Sympathetic Activity, Estimated by Skin Temperature Measurement? A Functional MRI Study on the Effect of Needling at GB 34 and GB 39 on Patients with Pain in the Lower Extremity

Jun-hai Zhang, M.D.
Attending physician, Dept. of Radiology, Huashan Hospital; Dept. of Medical Imaging, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Ji Li, M.D.
Attending physician, Dept. of Chinese Traditional Medicine, Huashan Hospital, Shanghai, China

Xiao-ding Cao, M.D., Ph.D.
Prof. & Former Director, Institute of Acupuncture Research, Shanghai Medical College, WHO Collaborating Center for Traditional Medicine, Shanghai, China

Xiao-yuan Feng, M.D., Ph.D.
Prof. & Director, Dept. of Radiology, Huashan Hospital, Prof. & Director, Dept. of Medical Imaging; Dean, Shanghai Medical College, Shanghai, China

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible needling effect on sympathetic activity by using functional MRI (fMRI). Twelve patients with left lower extremity pain were enrolled in our study. Each was given deep needling at left GB34 (Yanglingquan) and GB 39 (Xuanzhong) points simultaneously. All patients got the strong DeQi sensation by manipulating the needles, and then electroacupuncture (EA) was given and lasted for thirty minutes before fMRI scan. Then the fMRI scan was performed by scanning the whole brain with five blocks lasting 2 minutes each. The patients' palm skin temperatures were tested every five minutes as indication of the sympathetic activity from the beginning of EA to the end of our fMRI scan. Functional images were processed by using FEAT software at different levels including the simple single subject analysis, multi-subjects group mean analysis, and multi-subjects unpaired two difference analysis. Finally, 9 of 12 patients' palm temperatures increased gradually but the other three decreased. In comparison of two different palm skin temperature change groups, more significant activation over bilateral caudate head, right lentiform and periaqueductal gray (PAG) were found in the temperature-increased group, but palm temperature-decreased patients revealed more significant activation over bilateral anterior cingulated cortex (ACC), insula, primary somatosensory gyrus (SI), orbitofrontal cortex, occipital cortex, hippocampus and amygdale formation. Our study suggested that needling at analgesic points may modulate the sympathetic activity and such evident difference on brain responses may correlate with the clinical analgesia effects.

Key Words: Acupuncture; Analgesia; Functional MRI; Brain; Sympathetic nerve




Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Res., Int. J., Vol. 34, pp. 165-174, 2009
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Neurophysiologic Basis for the Relief of Human Pain by Acupuncture

Narahari Joshi, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Professor, University of Los Andes, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physiology, Merida, Venezuela

Haydeé Araque, M.B.B.S.
"Seccional de Profesores Jubilados," Programa Integral de Salud Maturitas Academiae (PRISMA), Universidad de Los Andes, Merida, Venezuela

Abstract: It is known that acupuncture, a Chinese old medical science, is often very effective in pain relief processes in several parts of the human body, particularly in the treatment of tooth and lower back pain. The origin for the pain relief is generally attributed to the release of some protieins in the brain, like /GK/B endorphin (neurotransmitters) which are known to have an analgesic effect. In this paper we suggest an additional and significant neural process which provides relief from pains due to the suppression of the action potential by the insertion of acupuncture metal needles that attract the excess of Na/SUP/+/ES/ and hence the process reduces the intensity of the action potential.  Successive steps of reduction with a set of needles inserted at selected points reduce the intensity of the action potential below the threshold value. This simple, but noteworthy process has far reaching consequences in acupuncture science as it might provide, for the first time, a solid foundation for a well established technique.

Key Words: Acupuncture; Spinal neuron; Action potential; Role of metallic needles; Pain relief




Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Res., Int. J., Vol. 34, pp. 175-203, 2009
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Temporary Anti-Cancer & Anti-Pain Effects of Mechanical Stimulation of Any One of 3 Front Teeth (1st Incisor, 2nd Incisor, & Canine) of Right & Left Side of Upper & Lower Jaws and Their Possible Mechanism, & Relatively Long Term Disappearance of Pain & Cancer Parameters by One Optimal Dose of DHEA, Astragalus, Boswellia Serrata, often with Press Needle Stimulation of True St.36A.

Yoshiaki Omura MD., Sc.D., F.I.C.A.E., D.A.A.P.M., F.R.S.M., D.A.B.F.M., F.A.A.I.M.
Director of Medical Research, Heart Disease, Research Foundation; Adjunct Prof. Dept. of Community & Preventive Medicine, New York Medical College; President, Int'l College of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics

Nobuko Horiuchi D.D.S., Ph.D., F.I.C.A.E., Cert. ORT-DDS (4 Dan)
Former Clinical Prof. Dept. of Pediatric Dentistry, Tokyo Medical Dental University; Cert. Pediatric Dentist; Cert. Dental Anesthetist; Cert. Dentist for the Disabled

Marilyn K. Jones, D.D.S., M.Sc., F.I.C.A.E., Cert. ORT-DDS (3 Dan)
Director, Wholistic Dental Clinic, Houston, Texas; Director, Houston Head/m/Neck Pain & Dental Sleep Disorders

Dominic P. Lu, D.D.S., F.I.C.A.E., Cert. ORT-DDS (4 Dan)
Clinical Prof. of Oral Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; President American Society for Advancement of Anesthesia in Dentistry

Yasuhiro Shimotsuura M.D., F.I.C.A.E., Cert. ORT-DDS (7 Dan)
Vice-President of Japan Bi-Digital O-Ring Test Association, Director of Shzimotsuura Clinic, & ORT Life Science Research Institute, Kurume City, Japan

Harsha Duvvi, M.D., M.P.H., F.I.C.A.E., Cert. ORT-DDS (3 Dan)
Assistant Prof. Dept. of Family & Community Medicine, New York Medical College

Andrew Pallos, D.D.S., F.I.C.A.E., Cert. ORT-DDS (3 Dan)
Andrew Pallos Dental Corp, Orange County, California

Motomu Ohki, M.Sc., F.I.C.A.E. (Hon.)
ORT Life Science Research Institute, Kurume City, Japan

Akihiro Suetsugu, B.Sc.
ORT Life Science Research Institute, Kurume City, Japan

Abstract: One minute downward pressure on the tip of any one of the front 3 teeth (1st incisor, 2nd incisor, and canine) at the right and left sides of the upper and lower jaw by a wooden toothpick induced temporary disappearance (20 min~4 hours) of abnormally increased pain parameters (pain grading, Substance P, &TBX2), and cancer parameters (Telomere, Integrin a5b1, Oncogene C-fos Ab2, etc. of Astrocytoma, Glioblastoma, squamous cell carcinoma of esophagus, adenocarcinoma of lung, breast cancer, adenocarcinoma of colon, prostate cancer). The effect included temporary disappearance of headache, toothache, chest and abdominal pain, and backache, often with improved memory & concentration. Since these beneficial changes resembled the effects of giving one optimal does of DHEA, increase of DHEA was measured. Above mechanical stimulation of one of these front teeth increased abnormally reduced DHEA levels of less than 10 ng to normal 100~130 ng BDORT units and normal cell (NC) telomeres from markedly reduced values to near normal values, and improved acetylcholine in the Hippocampus. Large organ representation areas for the Adrenal gland & Hippocampus may exist at these front teeth. This method can be used for emergency pain control and can explain the beneficial effect of bruxism and tooth brushing, through the increase of DHEA levels and activities of the Hippocampus by increasing Acetylcholine. Increasing NC telomere to optimally high level resulted in disappearance of pain and improvement or significant reduction of malignant tumor. Repeated daily press needle stimulation of True ST.36 increased NC telomere 450-700 ng BDORT units. One optimal dose of DHEA increased NC telomere 525 ng BDORT units and eliminated the pain and abnormally increased cancer parameters; effect of one optimal dose lasted 0.5-11 months. One optimal dose of Boswellia Serrata or Astragalus not only increased NC telomere 650 ng BDORT units, eliminating pain and cancer parameters, but also reduced the size of the Astrocytoma grade I by 10-20% and the Glioblastoma by 15-90% in less than 2-6 months in some patients, as long as high NC telomere is maintained.

Key Words: Cancer; Glioblastoma; Headache; Pain; Front teeth (Incisors & Canine); DHEA; Astragalus; Boswellia Serrata; Acupuncture Point; True ST 36; Telomere; Asbestos; Substance P; TXB2; Astrocytoma, Oncogene C-fos Ab2; Integrin a5b1




Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Res., Int. J., Vol. 34, pp. 205-216, 2009
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Effectiveness of Omura's ST.36 Point (True ST.36) Needling on the Wingate Anaerobic Test Results of Young Soccer Players

Kemal Nuri Ozerkan, M.D., Ph.D., F.I.C.A.E., Associate Professor
Istanbul University, school of Physical Education and Sport, Physical Education Teaching Department

Bulent Bayraktar, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor
Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Department of Sports Medicine

Ilker Yucesir, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Istanbul University, School of Physical Education and Sport, Health Sciences Department

Baris Cakir, M.D.
Galatasaray, S.K.

Faith Yildiz, Msc.
Galatasaray, S.K.

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the "Omura's ST.36 point" (True ST.36) needling of young soccer players with the Wingate test. The Wingate test is a widely sued and very well known ergometric bicycle test to measure anaerobic power. The Bi-Digital O-Ring Test (B.D.O.R.T.) of Yoshiaki Omura, M.D., Sc.D. was used to determine the "Omura's St.36 point" (True ST.36). Young soccer players (N=20) between 15-16 years of age (Mean = 15.25 ± 0.44) were involved in the study. Subjects were divided into two groups (ST.36 and Omura's ST.36) randomly. The groups were statistically similar in respect to their number, age, height and weight respectively, N=10; 15.40 ± 0.52, 15.10 ± 0.32; 171.50 ± 3.57, 171.00 ± 4.81; 65.60 ± 4.01, 61.50 ± 4.77. The anaerobic power of the subjects were measured using Monark 894E ergometric bicycle. The breaking resistance was 75 g per kg of body weight of the subjects. The peak power, average power, minimum power and power drop were measured as absolute value and per kg of body weight. Subjects were tested twice, with and without acupuncture application. In one group needling was on ST.36, and in the other group it was on "Omura's ST.36 point." Before each test, subjects warmed up for 5 minutes by cycling on the same ergometer at 60 rotations per minute (RPM), without load. Statistically significant increases were measure with the needling of Omura's ST.36 point in peak power (p<0.01), and relative peak power (p<0.01) in comparison to Wingate test results without needling. ST.36 needling showed statistically insignificant increases of the same measurements and comparison. We concluded that needling of both points, but especially Omura's ST.36, seem to be effective for increasing the anaerobic power of young soccer players measured with Wingate anaerobic power test. More research is need to support these findings in all respects.

Key Words: Wingate, Anaerobic power, Soccer player, Acupuncture points; St.36; Omura's ST.36 point, True ST.36